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Denzel Washington Upsets Homeless Man

Denzel Washington upset a homeless man by only giving him $10 recently. The US actor was leaving a restaurant in New York when he was approached by a man and a woman who explained they...

Ryan Gosling Rents Halloween Bungalow

Ryan Gosling has rented a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont so he can throw a huge Halloween party. The 'Ides of March' actor doesn't want to attend a glitzy Hollywood shindig on October 31 so...

X Factor Draws Smallest Audience To Date

Ordinarily Fox TV waits until after its coverage of post-season baseball before introducing its fall lineup, since the baseball coverage tends to disrupt viewer habits. It may regret not having followed that strategy in the...

Goodbye $60 Movie Rentals; We Hardly Knew Ye

Bowing to pressure from theater owners, Universal has scrapped plans for a test of Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) that would have made its upcoming Tower Heist available for a $60 rental fee in two...

Theater Owners Balk At $60 Video-on-demand

It's hard to imagine that any theater chain would feel threatened by Universal Pictures' announcement on Wednesday that it plans to release the Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller comedy Tower Heist on "Premium Video-on-Demand" two weeks after...

Radiohead Pay Tribute To R.e.m.

Radiohead paid tribute to R.E.M. in New York last night (28.09.11).The 'Reckoner' group's frontman, Thom Yorke, played the first verse of 'The One I Love' by the US indie group - who announced their split...

Jane Lynch Gives 'Agitation' To 'Calm' Wife

Jane Lynch believes she has added "agitation" to her wife's life.The 'Glee' star met Lara Embry at the National Center for Lesbian Rights gala dinner in San Francisco in 2009 and the actress admits within...

Rio Knocked Off Top Of Sales Chart, Flies To Rentals

Lionsgate's Madea's Big Happy Family has knocked off Rio from the top of the national home video sales chart after four weeks. The Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart placed season 3 of the TV series...

Box Office Sets Summer Record

In the end, the summer box office did rise above last year's but not by as much as many analysts had predicted and not enough to offset the dreadful months that preceded it this year,...

Chinese Movie Theaters To Present Live U.s. Operas

Movie theaters in China have been added to the National CineMedia (NCM) network that is scheduled to present 11 live and pre-recorded Metropolitan Opera productions during the 2011-12 Met season, the company announced Tuesday. China...

Chinese Movie Theaters To Present Live U.s. Operas

Movie theaters in China have been added to the National CineMedia (NCM) network that is scheduled to present 11 live and pre-recorded Metropolitan Opera productions during the 2011-12 Met season, the company announced Tuesday. China...

Britain Opens Massive Film Storage Vault

Only weeks after fires set by rioters destroyed thousands of DVDs at a distribution warehouse in the U.K., the British Film Institute announced the completion of construction of a massive $19-million storage facility in Warwickshire...

Naacp Praises Msnbc For Adding Sharpton To Line-up

The NAACP has praised MSNBC for hiring the Rev. Al Sharpton as host of its 6 00 p.m. hour, to be called PoliticsNation. The civil rights organization said that the appointment represents "a positive step...

Sharpton Pulls Out Of Black Journalists' Convention

The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled a scheduled appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia on Thursday after some of the group's members voiced criticism of reports that he is being...

Earliest Hitchcock Film Found

In what one film historian called "the missing link" between Alfred Hitchcock's early days in the movie business and his career as a celebrated director has been discovered in New Zealand. The first 30 minutes...

Lauren Conrad's Ex Makes Amends

Lauren Conrad's former boyfriend has reached out to make amends with her after getting sober. Jason Wahler - who dated the former 'Hills' beauty during her time on the MTV show - revealed he waited...

Rose Byrne Not Interested In Marriage

Rose Byrne isn't interested in marriage.The 'Bridesmaids' actress is currently single but insists she doesn't feel she is missing out by not settling down or having children yet.She said: "Marriage doesn't interest me."I have two...

Streaming Pirate Movies May Become A Felony

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved The Commercial Felony Streaming Act that would make streaming copyrighted material online a felony. In effect, the bill provides the same penalty for streaming as current law already...

Christine Bleakley And Frank Lampard Get Engaged

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard have got engaged.The Chelsea and England footballer - who has been dating the 'Daybreak' presenter since October 2009 - popped the question while on a romantic holiday in Los Angeles,...

U.k. Newspaper Demands Public Probe Of Rival

Britain's Guardian newspaper has editorially called for an immediate public inquiry into new charges that politicians and celebrities were snooped on by private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid. Such an...

Aftra, Sag To Begin Merger Talks

Merger committees of the two principal actors unions, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, plan to meet together for the first time in Washington over the weekend of...

Arnold Schwarzengger Faced Expulsion From Hall Of Fame

Arnold Schwarzenegger has narrowly escaped expulsion from the National Fitness Hall of Fame.The 'Terminator' star - who recently confirmed he fathered a child with his family's housekeeper more than 13 years ago - was nearly expelled...

Primal Scream Volunteer For Concert

Primal Scream have signed up to headline an exclusive concert for community volunteers.The 'Can't Go Back' band will be joined by 'Price Tag' singer Jessie J and 'Pack Up' performer Eliza Doolittle at the Orange...

Sarah Jessica Parker Plans New Fashion Tv Show

Sarah Jessica Parker and Ryan Seacrest are planning a new reality fashion TV series.'American Idol' presenter Ryan - who is dating dancer Julianne Hough - is reportedly hoping the 'Sex and the City' actress will...

Carrie Underwood Wants To Have Second Honeymoon

Carrie Underwood is planning a second honeymoon.The country music singer - who married professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher in July 2010 - is reportedly hoping a romantic sunshine break in Hawaii will lead the...

Jls Want Gwyneth Paltrow Collaboration

JLS want to collaborate with Gwyneth Paltrow. The British boyband are huge fans of the 'Country Strong' actress and budding singer and loved performances she gave alongside Cee Lo Green and Babyface so much they...

Lindsay Lohan Finds Scientology With Travolta

John Travolta has reportedly introduced Lindsay Lohan to Scientology.The 57-year-old actor – who is a devout follower of the bizarre sci-fi cult – has suggested the troubled star should give the religion a shot in...

Profits At Fox Plunge 50 Percent

Without Avatar operating profits for 20th Century Fox fell 50 percent to $248 million against $497 million during parent News Corp's third quarter last year, the company said in an SEC filing on Wednesday. The...

Prince William And Catherine Set For Summer Us Visit

Prince William and Princess Catherine will visit California in July. The royal couple - who received the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the day of their marriage at London's Westminster Abbey last Friday...

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